Monday, April 9, 2018

April 2018 New Release Spotlight Hops - Day 3

Well, hello! We're so excited to be hopping with you again today for our Day 3 New Release Spotlight Hop! The new sets and dies will be available in the shop TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 10, but while we wait we still have some more blog hopping planned for you  to showcase the new products and also give you a chance to WIN some new Verve! Hooray!

Today our sneaky little spotlight  is shining on the new Sentimental Wishes stamp set and the Lacey Trim Duo and Lacey Frames die sets. Look for an in depth look at this set a little later in this post.  But first, let's get to the giveaway and hop details, shall we?

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random comment on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment love on all the blogs on the list below to increase your chances!

Sentimental WishesLacey Frames Die Set
Lacey Frames Die Set

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee5. Laurie
2. Michele (Guest) 6. Marisa
3. Betty7. Maureen
4. Charmaine8. Teresa

Comment deadline for prize drawing is Sunday, April 15.

In the spotlight today is Sentimental Wishes. It's a set of 22 clear stamps sized at about 1" to fit your small punches and dies. Tons of occasions are covered, from thinking of you, to sympathy, to birthday, to friendship, thanks and even a coffee break, there's a little saying for just about anything in this set.  Pair it with the square or circle in the Lacey Frames die set, which frame the sentiments beautifully,  to add an elegant touch to your projects.

For my card, I pulled out some new papers I picked up at the craft store the other day. The spring flowers and sweet little rain boots were calling my name!  I embossed the praying for you sentiment from Sentimental Wishes onto a circle cut with the Lacey Frames die set.  I fussy cut a flower duo from the paper I chose and popped it up on the edge.  Next I cut the rain boots paper with the Flourished Tag die and cut another tag from white to give it a bit of a bottom mat.  I distressed the edges a bit and then added a seam binding bow.

One look I love with the new dies, is to layer the Lacey Trim Duo borders together.  Here I cut them from white, then layered together and attached a piece of the patterned paper for a background accent.  A little chicken wire dry embossing on a white panel adds some country charm and a bit of texture to finish things off.

If you're still with me, the hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry! Come say hello.